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About UTC

The Center is located at Utah State University (USU) and uses its expertise in natural hazards to research congestion chokepoints, evacuation occurrences, infrastructure renewal, and operations as it relates to multi-modal transportation. The Center is also expanding its expertise into man-made hazards, and utilizing its infrastructure testing and monitoring expertise, creating tools for asset management and decision-making processes for maintenance (or replacement) of multi-modal transportation infrastructure.

Conversely, the Center is planning to take expertise in the center that has not been focused on hazards (e.g. congestion modeling, transit) and apply that to hazards in the form of evacuation simulations and planning. In this way there will be a two-way flow of research produced information, from hazards research to daily operations and from daily operations research to hazards application.